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    Thank you Bob!

    Thank you Bob!
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    Ron, I believe the boat that was burned was a...

    Ron, I believe the boat that was burned was a small runabout rather than a hydro as you suggested. Homer was hard to beat in any class, but if a fellow racer burned that boat to eliminate strong...
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    Wayne, You probably noticed Norma was often...

    Wayne,
    You probably noticed Norma was often called "Joy"!
    It took me a while to learn who "Joy" was.
    Norma and I used to be the leaders of a seniors group at church until we stepped down about a...
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    Norma Joyce "Joy" East R.I.P.

    My dear wife Norma died unexpectedly on October 25. The outpouring of sympathy and support from my boat racing family has been very comforting. Thank all of you so much!

    My computer died 2 days...
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    Wayne, Art raced V-45 in the a Modified Stock...

    Wayne,
    Art raced V-45 in the a Modified Stock division (Gas-burner). That's probably why you didn't know. He has inhaled enough methanol fumes however, to qualify as one of us!
    If you remember the...
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    Last night, Jim Schoch, Art Neadeck, Mark...

    Last night, Jim Schoch, Art Neadeck, Mark Hummelsheim and I were invited to speak at the 17th annual Antique Outboard Rally at the North Side Boat Club in Quincy.
    We were asked to relate the role...
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    Just reliving the good old days! I liked the old...

    Just reliving the good old days! I liked the old trailer as much as the new version.

    The old trailer had a 50 gallon gasoline tank with a 12 volt pump & a quick connect fitting to the big old...
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    Wayne, all of us appreciate the effort you and...

    Wayne, all of us appreciate the effort you and others on this website are doing to preserve the memories of the sport we love.
    Thank you my friend!
  9. Thread: 1974

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    Wayne, thanks for all you do to perpetuate the...

    Wayne, thanks for all you do to perpetuate the history of our sport! Thank you for your very positive support of our Constitutional Right to bear arms.
    The "Good Ol' Boys" we know/knew love our...
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    You are right Alan! Jimmie was a friend to all...

    You are right Alan! Jimmie was a friend to all and was a fierce competitor. He will be missed! Jimmie, please tell all our friends at Lake Paradise the rest of us old timers are coming soon. Wait for...
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    What is the capacity of that fuel tank? Looks...

    What is the capacity of that fuel tank? Looks much larger than a "Grant"!
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    Go git-em J-Dub!!

    Go git-em J-Dub!!
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    At Quincy, we assembled the crankcase as a unit...

    At Quincy, we assembled the crankcase as a unit and then bolted the crankcase and cyl. block assembly the way John just described
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    I think the guy lifting on right side of boat is...

    I think the guy lifting on right side of boat is Carl or Carrol, but I can't think of his last name, maybe Swenson????
  15. Thread: Phil Wagner

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    I had heard he was sick. Unfortunately,I was...

    I had heard he was sick.
    Unfortunately,I was unable to stay for the banquet this past DePue race. I missed seeing a lot of friends who were there.
    Paul told me he talked to Phil Monday evening. He...
  16. Thread: Phil Wagner

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    Phil Wagner

    I received an e-mail last night from Paul Simison stating Phil Wagner has cancer and the end is very near. I have requested Phil's address from Paul and will post ASAP for those who wish to send...
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    I will be there from Thursday morning till Friday...

    I will be there from Thursday morning till Friday 5:00 PM. I haven't registered because I won't be able to attend the dinner.
    I'm looking forward to seeing as many old friends as possible!
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    After receiving a call from Alan Ishii on...

    After receiving a call from Alan Ishii on Thursday saying the book was ready, I called Ralph to place my order. I'll be watching the mailbox very closely these next few days! Ralph and Bill were...
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    Smitty, You are right about the "spread" of...

    Smitty,

    You are right about the "spread" of the pipes, especially the 75-H and the bigger 6 bangers.

    The first remedy was to begin with #3 & #4 pointing as straight back as possible and work...
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    Smitty, Have you ever seen a Konig M class...

    Smitty,

    Have you ever seen a Konig M class motor?

    It's half a 2 cyl A!

    I know I'm older than you, but this motor reminded me of a song that was popular when I was a young man.

    Perhaps...
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    Smitty, Was this the first time you were on...

    Smitty,

    Was this the first time you were on the Quincy Looper web site? Paul and Diane did a great job, don't you agree?

    I promised to talk pipes several days ago. A little diversion called...
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    Thanks Paul, That is a SWEEEEEEEEEET 20-H and...

    Thanks Paul,

    That is a SWEEEEEEEEEET 20-H and it shows a very clear image of the exhaust manifold we've been talking about. Also someone spent a lot of time polishing the Quincy gravity fuel tank....
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    Keller made good products. They were good...

    Keller made good products. They were good competition!

    I think the original Quincy throttle sold for $7.50. They were around $50.00 when I left QW. Art Neadeck and Ron Hill make/made copies of the...
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    Bill, As one "OLD SOB" to another, "SALUTE"! ...

    Bill,

    As one "OLD SOB" to another, "SALUTE"!

    I look forward to seeing you and many other "OLD SOB's" in DePue!

    My health issues seem to have resolved themselves.

    My Doc said yesterday...
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    The only thing that would convince me would be to...

    The only thing that would convince me would be to see the actual engine owned by Chambers Equipment Co. and that's not going to happen.
    I don't know the serial number or if a number ever existed!
    ...
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    Smitty, Have you noticed the ad for the Quincy...

    Smitty, Have you noticed the ad for the Quincy Visumatic throttle in the Boat Sport copy.

    I don't know if that name is a take off of the popular TV ads for the Vega-matic or not.

    Easily the...
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    Back to Smitty! You are correct, we did mill out...

    Back to Smitty!
    You are correct, we did mill out a slot in the dome to facilitate welding the pad. We were probably 5/16 in above the sleeve where we were welding. Never did I penetrate (puddle)...
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    Thanks Tom, I am aware of all this history and...

    Thanks Tom, I am aware of all this history and the meaning of the different spellings, the umlag (spelling?) etc.

    In the back of my mind I can still see Koenig. The only people who could convince...
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    True! I'm glad you used the Koenig spelling. I...

    True! I'm glad you used the Koenig spelling. I worked in the pits for a guy who had one of the very first German Class A motors. I swear the flywheel crank plate said KOENIG! Everyone tells me I ...
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    Smitty, Don't know if you know John Schubert...

    Smitty,

    Don't know if you know John Schubert or not. He's a big dog in outboard racing and a super nice guy as well.

    As John said, Mark Suter has a "Red head" John is working on another and...
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    Ok Smitty, lets get started on your list of...

    Ok Smitty, lets get started on your list of questions. Bear in mind this issue of "Boat Sport" is 61 years old. I was 14 at the time, but I had a subscription to "Boat Sport" and actually read this...
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    Smitty, I got on the bus in time to pick up the...

    Smitty, I got on the bus in time to pick up the kids. Didn't have time to shave though. People ask me all the time why I drive a school bus. It certainly isn't for the money!

    The kids are the...
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    Smitty, I will answer some of your questions in...

    Smitty, I will answer some of your questions in the near future. I drive a school bus and I overslept this morning. I do 2 things every morning regardless of how late I am. I read my Bible program...
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    Ron: Too bad you don't remember Clem Landis!...

    Ron:

    Too bad you don't remember Clem Landis! He was a great friend of Homer Kincaid and later of O.F. Christner.

    When Clem came to Quincy, he stayed as a house guest with Mr. & Mrs. Christner....
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    It was not uncommon to sell individual items to...

    It was not uncommon to sell individual items to customers who wanted to "Do it your self".

    I believe these are "Quincy" pipes. I have an idea about who assembled them if not Quincy.

    I would...
  36. Thread: Pipes

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    These pipes certainly look like Quincy pipes, but...

    These pipes certainly look like Quincy pipes, but I'm not sure if I made them or not. Please private message me and tell me where you found them. Thanks!
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    Thanks Charley, Jim and I had a great time...

    Thanks Charley,

    Jim and I had a great time racing for Quincy Welding and we shot a few ducks together as well.

    Jim and his son Jimmy own J&J Marine in Quincy. I stopped by a while back and...
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    Dean In answer to your questions: ...

    Dean

    In answer to your questions:

    Approximately 3.5 gal, filler cap was situated in the area where exhaust dumped into the down housing.

    20-H Conversion tower was used because it fit the...
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    Al Herrmann and I made most of these "tanks". I...

    Al Herrmann and I made most of these "tanks". I never put any of the angled reinforcements on my tanks, nor did I ever see Al use them.

    I suspect they may have been added after the tank was built...
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    Rich and Paul Thanks for the kind words. I...

    Rich and Paul

    Thanks for the kind words. I never worked a day at Quincy Welding. How can you call doing what you enjoyed so much for 11 years, work?

    I've always been embarrassed by stamping my...
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    Everyone should have 2 or 3 just laying around.

    Everyone should have 2 or 3 just laying around.
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    Sorry Alan, but I truly don't remember the...

    Sorry Alan, but I truly don't remember the nozzles Paul was talking about. We talked on the phone earlier this evening. He said you would be asking that question.
    I wish I could help you!
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    Sure sounded sweet. I would loved to have been...

    Sure sounded sweet. I would loved to have been riding deck. I was smiling from ear to ear watching and listening to the sweetest sound this side of heaven.
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    Jimmy Aderholdt had some serious health issues...

    Jimmy Aderholdt had some serious health issues recently. He has made great progress. Who knows, he might be back in a boat next spring. I would not bet against him! All of Jimmy's boat racing buddies...
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    As Steve says, Melvin Cooper is still around. He...

    As Steve says, Melvin Cooper is still around. He and I had a great visit @ DePue. I would not doubt for a moment if he wanted to, He could get in a boat today and hold his own against much younger...
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    Sticky: PM me and I'll be happy to give you some info....

    PM me and I'll be happy to give you some info. That way we can keep this thread true to Dick Austin's project.

    Gene
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    Sean and Alan Ishii communicate often, and Alan...

    Sean and Alan Ishii communicate often, and Alan keeps me posted on Sean's progress. It's good to see him back in the water even if it's only knee deep.

    All of boat racing is praying for you, Sean!
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    Sticky: Rich Your "Never give up" attitude should be...

    Rich

    Your "Never give up" attitude should be an inspiration to all of us who have watched this project from the beginning.
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    Sticky: Dick, I'm so sorry this happened, but you're not...

    Dick, I'm so sorry this happened, but you're not a quitter. I'm certain you'll find a fix!
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    I'm just sitting here re-reading Bernie Van...

    I'm just sitting here re-reading Bernie Van Osdale's book. Just ran across a picture of all 3 DeSilva's. Ralph and Bill were very young then and of course I may be old, but I'm not old enough to...
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